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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Also, treatment was considered unsuccessful when clinical remission was not achieved after four weeks.
▪ He was referred in 1984 and had a full clinical remission with elemental diet and began single food reintroductions.
▪ All patients with ulcerative colitis were in clinical remission and had normal levels of haemoglobin, C-reactive protein, and serum orosomucoid.
▪ Almost all affected twins were in clinical remission.
▪ They were otherwise in clinical remission.
▪ Several case reports have suggested that oral cyclosporin is effective in inducing clinical and endoscopic remission.
▪ Patients who achieved complete remission underwent endoscopy with biopsies every six months.
▪ Four are in a first complete remission and one in partial remission.
▪ Altogether 57% responded and there were 20% complete remissions that extended to three years.
▪ Cyclophosphamide monochemotherapy procures complete remission, with only slight morbidity, and remains effective against relapses.
▪ A complete remission has been achieved; follow up was uneventful until current admission.
▪ A complete remission was defined as the resolution of clinical, radiological, and endoscopic evidence of disease.
▪ Four are in a first complete remission and one in partial remission.
▪ Even fee-paying pupils could, if parental circumstances entitled them, receive full or partial remission of fees at the public expense.
▪ A partial remission was considered as a reduction in tumour mass of 50%.
▪ The scheme provides for the partial remission of tuition fees to overseas postgraduate students of outstanding merit and research potential.
▪ In four of them, the elemental diet was as effective as steroid treatment in achieving short term remission.
▪ Patients who achieved complete remission underwent endoscopy with biopsies every six months.
▪ Obstructive symptoms then resulted in a further small bowel resection but he did not achieve remission despite prednisolone.
▪ Seventeen children failed to achieve remission but had chronic intestinal symptoms despite treatment throughout their course.
▪ The remaining two patients did not achieve remission after four weeks of treatment.
▪ After five years of chemotherapy her thyroid cancer went into remission, though she still has to have annual checks.
▪ I wanted to celebrate going into remission.
▪ The girl in the single room, Donna Hazell, had leukaemia, but was going into remission.
▪ All these parameters were normal in patients with Crohn's disease in remission and in controls.
▪ Exacerbations and remissions of the pain are the general rule.
▪ In three of them, this diet was as effective as an elemental diet in achieving remission.
▪ She's now been in remission for two and a half years.
▪ Such protesters were refused alternative clothing and lost any remission of their sentence.
▪ The inflammatory cells were absent in the colonic mucosa of Crohn's disease patients examined in remission.
▪ The subsequent relapse rate after elemental diet induced remission, however, is greater than after treatment with prednisolone.
▪ There was no significant difference in the duration of remission between patients who did or did not identify food sensitivities.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Remission \Re*mis"sion\ (r?-m?sh"?n), n. [F. r['e]mission, L. remissio. See Remit.]

  1. The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.

  2. Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.

    This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
    --Matt. xxvi. 28.

    That ples, therefore, . . . Will gain thee no remission.

  3. Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.

  4. (Med.) A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.

  5. The act of sending back. [R.]

  6. Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "forgiveness or pardon (of sins)," from Old French remission "forgiveness (of sins), relief" (12c.), from Latin remissionem (nominative remissio) "relaxation, diminishing," lit. "a sending back, sending away," noun of action from past participle stem of remittere "slacken, let go, abate" (see remit). Used of diseases since early 15c.


n. 1 A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing. 2 A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense. 3 (context medicine English) An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease. 4 (context legal English) referral of a case back to a lower (''inferior'') court of law.

  1. n. an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission" [syn: remittal, subsidence]

  2. a payment of money sent to a person in another place [syn: remittance, remittal, remitment]

  3. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) [syn: remitment, remit]

  4. the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance [syn: absolution, remittal, remission of sin]


Remission may refer to:

  • Remission (law), also known as remand, the proceedings by which a case is sent back to a lower court from which it was appealed, with instructions as to what further proceedings should be had
  • Remission (medicine), the state of absence of disease activity in patients with a chronic illness, with the possibility of return of disease activity
  • Remission (spectroscopy), the reflection or scattering of light by a material
  • Forgiveness, especially of sin in theology
  • Remission (EP), a 1984 EP by Skinny Puppy
  • Remission (Mastodon album), the debut album by American metal band Mastodon
  • Remission (Catholicism), the forgiveness of sin, particularly after the Sacrament of Penance
  • Clemency, the reduction of a prison sentence
Remission (EP)

Remission is a 1984 EP by Skinny Puppy, their first release with Nettwerk Records. The vinyl EP was released with six tracks, and released on cassette in 1986 with additional tracks expanding the release to a full-length album. Tracks from both Remission and its follow-up Bites were combined into a single CD release in 1987 titled Bites And Remission; in 1993 Nettwerk released Remission on CD using the track listing from the 1986 cassette release.

Remission (Mastodon album)

Remission is the debut album by American heavy metal band Mastodon. It was released on May 28, 2002 through Relapse Records and was re-released on October 21, 2003.

Remission (spectroscopy)

Remission (lat. remittere), in spectroscopy, is the reflection or scattering of light by a material. Similar to the word "re-emission", it is the light which is scattered back from a material, as opposed to that which is "transmitted" through the material. The word "re-emission" connotes no such directional character. Based on the origin of the word "emit", meaning "to send out or away", "re-emit" means "to send out again", "transmit" means "to send across or through", and "remit" means "to send back".

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Usage examples of "remission".

During the Great Plague of London, Ivy berries were given with some success as possessing antiseptic virtues, and to induce perspiration, thus effecting a remission of the symptoms.

Now Christ needed neither the remission of sin, which was not in Him, nor the bestowal of grace, with which He was filled.

Your nutritionist would have nodded over his wheat germ or his macrobiotic rice cakes, your priest would have dropped to his knees and looked at the sky, your geneticist would have a pet theory about generation-skipping and would assure you that your grandparents probably had spontaneous remissions, too, and never knew it.

The sacrament of Baptism is directly ordained for the remission of punishment and guilt: not so the Eucharist, because Baptism is given to man as dying with Christ, whereas the Eucharist is given as by way of nourishing and perfecting him through Christ.

They were deep in two extraordinary, unaccountable and lasting cases of remission in phthisis and tetraplegia when the chief huntsman came to say that Omar Pasha would now receive them.

Indulgence to the effect following, namely, that as long as they continue in the verity of the faith, the unity of the Holy Roman Church, in obedience and in devotion to your holiness and your successors, the Chief Pontiffs of the Holy Roman Church, who shall be canonically elected, so long a suitable Confessor chosen by them shall have power under the authority of the Apostolic See to grant to them when in articulo mortis full remission of all sin which they may have confessed with contrition of heart.

In order that the intending penitent may look to Him alone, the Lord instituted the Holy Supper, which confirms the remission of sins in those who repent, and does so because everyone is kept looking to the Lord alone in it.

And then this sacrament perfects the effects of Penance, as of Baptism: because by the grace which he has received in this sacrament, the penitent will obtain fuller remission of his sin.

Her attempt to protect the garden from the thieving Bulmore had lost her the chance of remission, and now his comrades, not content with seeing her sentenced to a week on Pinchgut, had destroyed all that she and the others had worked for in a senseless act of revenge.

Baptism, he receives a fuller remission, as to the remission of the entire punishment.

Passion fully, since by water and the Spirit of Christ, he dies with Him to sin, and is born again in Him to a new life, so that, in Baptism, man receives the remission of all debt of punishment.

God and Divine things, that whatever might happen to him to hamper that tendency would be displeasing to him, and would grieve him, were he to commit it, even though he were not to think of it actually: and this is not sufficient for the remission of mortal sin, except as regards those sins which he fails to remember after a careful examination.

All these things, so far as they are concerned, conduce to the remission of all venial sins: but the remission may be hindered as regards certain venial sins, to which the mind is still actually attached, even as insincerity sometimes impedes the effect of Baptism.

Further, the Incarnation is ordained to the remission of sins, according to Matt.

But the remission of sins is caused by the Holy Ghost, as by the gift of God.